Cheating at Champleve


If you want to try appliqué Champleve but don’t feel able to cope with the soldering, try sticking the two layers together with enamel. This is obviously not such a strong method and you have the disadvantage of being able to see a line of enamel round the edge of the work, but is fun to try and you can conceal the edge with a frame or put your pierced layer in the base of a flat-bottomed dish.